GED® Testing

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COVID-19 Advisory

Due to public health concerns, the GED test and HiSET exam can both be taken at home in a proctored environment. The GED test option is called the Online Proctored GED and the HiSET option is called HiSET at Home. These options require a computer, camera, speakers, and Internet connectivity for the individual delivery of the test at home or in another secure location.

  • TCSG COVID-19 Parent ConsentStudents ages 16 and 17 are considered under-age and may need the consent of a parent or guardian to test. Please check your testing confirmation email for requirements.
  • TCSG COVID-19 Student Waiver – All test-takers 18 years and over may be ask to sign a waiver document. Please check your testing confirmation email for requirements.

Contact

  • Available on the Bainbridge, Moultrie (Veterans Parkway), Thomasville, and Tifton Campuses.
  • Contact us for more information, Monday – Thursday:
    • Bainbridge Campus at 229-248-2517
    • Moultrie Campus at 229-217-4181
    • Thomasville Campus at 229-225-5292,
    • Tifton Campus at 229-392-2615 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For more information, call the Career Transition Office at:
    • 229-248-2517 (Bainbridge)
    • 229-217-4184 (Moultrie & Tifton)
    • 229-225-5066 (Thomasville)

HOPE GED® Grant

Legal Residents of Georgia who earned a GED® Diploma (high school equivalency credential) awarded by the Technical College System of Georgia, Office of Adult Education after June 30, 1993 may receive a one-time $500 HOPE award. This award can be used toward tuition, books, and other educational costs at an eligible public or private college, university, or technical college in a degree, diploma, or certificate program.

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FAQ’s about the GED®

• Basic instruction in reading, writing and math skills
• Preparation for the GED® Test
• Individualized programs of study to meet your learning needs
• Small on campus classes and online classes
• Free classes and instructional materials
• Career transition assistance into credit enrollment for HSE graduates
• English Language Learner program offered in Tifton, Cairo, and Moultrie.
• Adults who did not finish high school but want to further their education
• Adults with skills below the high school level seeking job advancement
• Adults with limited English proficiency
Classes are held in Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties. Distance Education (online) classes are also offered. Please contact the Adult Education Office for a complete listing of class sites and schedules.
For a schedule of classes, contact Southern Regional Technical College. Take a free placement test to determine your starting point. The test may be administered in person or remotely. Students attending the Adult Education Programs will not be charged tuition, fees, or any other charges, or be required to purchase any books, or any other materials needed for participation in the program. (The first charge a student will incur is the charge for HSE testing.)
There is a $40 Graduation fee.

HiSET® Information

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HiSET® Quick Facts

  • HiSET® preparation classes are free. Contact your local Adult Education Center (list) for information about classes.
  • Scholarships are available to assist with HiSET Testing fees. See your local adult education center for more information.
  • The HiSET@Home is available to take from home 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. To view the differences between the HiSET Computer-Based Test and HiSET@Home, click here.
  • View all of the policies and requirements for taking the HiSET in Georgia on the ETS website.

Beginning October 2020, Georgia now offers both the HiSET® exam and GED test to qualifying individuals. Both tests allow you to earn your high school equivalency credential. The HiSET® exam is one of three tests (GED, HiSET, and TASC) U.S. states and territories use to measure high school equivalency (HSE) skills. Educational Testing Services (ETS) works closely with states to ensure the HiSET® exam closely reflects the skills of a high school graduate and to provide a fair, rigorous exam.

Find out even more information about the HiSET®.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements in Georgia

One of the following forms is required each time you enter a testing center during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

FAQ’s about the HiSET Exam

The HiSET® exam is an affordable, accessible high school equivalency test option for out-of-school youth and adults without a high school diploma to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and earn a state-issued high school equivalency credential. The five subject area tests are:
Language Arts – Reading
Language Arts – Writing
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
In Georgia, the HiSET computer based five subject-area tests are $26.75 each. The HiSET @Home five subject-area tests are $36.25 each.
The HiSET exam can only be administered to individuals who:
1. Are at least 16 years of age* (*16 and 17 year olds must enroll in a state-approved adult education program and receive approval to test. Contact your local Adult Education Center for more information.)
2. Have not graduated from an accredited high school
3. Are not currently enrolled in a regular high school; and
4. Can provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state identification card, military ID or Passport).
No. You do not need to be a resident to take the HiSET exam in Georgia; however, you must take and pass your last exam in Georgia to earn the state credential.
Visit hiset.ets.org to set up your My HiSET Account and schedule your exam. You can find a test center near you or sign up for HiSET@Home. You can also call the ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738)
Note: A $10 fee will be applied when registering by phone.
To pass the HiSET® exam, you must: Score at least 8 out of 20 on each of the five subtests
1. Score at least 2 out of 6 on the essay
2. Achieve a total combined score on all five HiSET subtests of at least 45 out of 100
3. Take all subject-area tests in a uniform language (English or Spanish).
The HiSET pass score is based on a national study of high school juniors and seniors and indicates that 60 percent of graduating high school students would pass the HiSET exam.
For the HiSET computer-based exam, you will receive two retests per subtest at $16 each taken within 12 calendar months. For HiSET@Home, you will receive two retests per subtest at $25.50 each taken within 12 calendar months. Candidates must wait 14 days between test attempts.
Graduates should expect to receive credentials in the mail within 2-3 weeks from the test date.
See Request GaHSE Transcript to request official transcripts or duplicate diplomas.
The HiSET diploma is one type of high school equivalency offered in Georgia. Many employers recognize the HiSET diploma as a high school equivalency credential. HiSET graduates may also attend technical college with free tuition if you enroll in one of the 17 areas funded by the HOPE Career Grant.
To meet the needs of test takers who can’t test at a test center because of public health concerns, ETS is offering the HiSET®@Home option. With the HiSET®@Home option, you can take any of the five subtests that make up the HiSET exam on your own computer at home or in another secure location. Each subtest delivered at home has the same content, format and on-screen experience as the test you would take at a test center. Your at home appointment will be monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®. Currently, at home appointments are available 15 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information on the HiSET@Home, click here. The fee for each subject area test is $36.25 with two retests within 12 months at $25.50 each. To view the differences between an HiSET® Computer Based Testing (CBT) and HiSET Exam at Home, click here.
Both the GED test and HiSET exam are recognized high school equivalency credentials in Georgia. For a comparison of the GED test and HiSET exam, view this resource.

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